Category — Bridesmaids

The Big Speech

Posted by Courtney S.

Melanie's Bridal Shower, May 2009

Me and my friend Melanie at her bridal shower, May 2009

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry Seinfeld

I’ve been in my fair share of weddings. I love everything about being a bridesmaid – the flowers, dresses, countless conversations discussing all wedding details, and the overall joy of standing next to the bride while she marries her love. I was the maid of honor in my sister Kimberly’s wedding, but at the time I was away in college in Orlando, and unable to attend most of the vendor meetings.  I missed out on the best parts of being a maid of honor the first time around; luckily, I’ve been given a second chance. I am ecstatic to have the honor of being the MOH in my best friend Melanie’s upcoming wedding on August 9th. Melanie and I have known each other our entire lives. Our mothers worked together years ago and we grew up one block away from one another when we were younger. When we were six years old, Melanie’s family moved to a suburb of Philadelphia about 20 minutes away from our house. Luckily, we built a friendship strong enough to sustain anything, and 26 years later, here we are; helping each other plan the weddings of our dreams to the men we adore. [Read more →]

July 30, 2009   No Comments

His Dudes Won’t Wear Anything Floral

Posted by Maya E.

Thank you everyone for your help selecting an image for our invitations!  We decided to go with the image of Loren proposing to me. Here is what Loren and I came up with after merging our designs:

I asked my bridesmaids to wear black, because I figured everyone would have a black dress and that way they wouldn’t need to buy anything new. Each of them will have a different color flower in their hair (naturally in rainbow order). Loren is having his groomsmen wear black suits, white shirts- slightly open with no tie, and Converse All Stars. I wanted his groomsmen’s boutonnieres to match my bridesmaids flowers, but he wasn’t having it :)  He said his dudes weren’t going to wear anything floral!

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I love things in rainbow order. These are some spools from my art studio.

As for my own dream off-white mermaid cut/ sevillana style wedding dress…  it still  has to wait another two weeks… My thesis exhibition opens May 8th, I graduate May 15th, then on May 16th I will FINALLY go wedding dress shopping!

May 5, 2009   No Comments

Will you be my bridesmaid?

Posted by DJ

Although I could think of at least four friends that I would love to have as bridesmaids, my fiancé made it loud and clear that there were only two people worthy of being his groomsmen: his 19 year-old brother, and his best friend since high school. I knew this would be one of the few requests my fiancé would have about the wedding, so I decided to oblige him, and for the sake of simplicity choose just two bridesmaids for myself. It was a no brainer; I knew I couldn’t get married without my two oldest friends beside me.

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Me, R, and K

My friend K and I were in the same Girl Scout troop in 5th grade, but we didn’t truly bond until she arrived early to my Bat Mitzvah two years later. Among the highlights of our ten year plus relationship include perfecting N Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye” dance, competing as the worst doubles team ever in high school tennis, and successfully navigating ourselves through Amsterdam after studying abroad in London.

My friend R and I met when were put in the same group at our first ever NFTY event one 8th grade weekend. Our first memory together involves an oh-so-luxurious “spa night”, where we soaked our feet in warm milk. Luckily that “spa” memory was replaced with a slightly more sophisticated one when we traveled to Vegas for our 21st birthdays. Our friendship has stuck even through an “Odd Couple” style tenure as roommates in college… which says a lot, because I know I can be an annoying slob!

Because I love ANY excuse for a project, and I LOVE procrastinating, I decided it was necessary to send K & R a package. I’ve seen many generic “Top 10 Reasons You Should Be My Bridesmaid” lists floating around the internet, but being that I am anti pre-packaged poems of any kind I was determined to come up with something unique. Here’s what I came up with:


I bought a feather duster and yellow rubber gloves which I attached to this booklet. The cover says “Top Five Reasons You Should be a Maid Now That You Have the Supplies.”


Numbers 5-3 were an inside joke with a picture (different for each girl).


Number 2 was their head on an ugly bridesmaid dress.


And number 1 was a personal note.

I’m happy to report that these booklets/cleaning supply bouquets were a huge hit and are currently on display at both of my bridesmaids’ houses!

April 29, 2009   3 Comments